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2001 News Releases

City and Take Pride Launch the Winnipeg Recycling and Reuse Challenge

WINNIPEG - MAY 17, 2001 - Today, Mayor Glen Murray and Tom Ethans, Executive Director Take Pride Winnipeg announced Week 2 of the May I Help cleanup campaign, titled the “Winnipeg Recycling and Reuse Challenge.”

During Week 2, Winnipeggers are encouraged to avoid adding to the landfill by participating in the City’s recycling program and passing on second hand items to charitable groups for reuse and resale. The Recycling and Reuse Challenge was launched at David Livingstone School in Winnipeg in order to raise the consciousness level of kids around the importance of recycling.

“I am always encouraged when I speak to young people about recycling, and keeping our city green and clean. Younger people just seem to get it, and naturally pitch in to do their part,” said Mayor Glen Murray. “I would like all of us to take the energy and enthusiasm of our youngest citizens and learn from them. It takes just a few minutes a week to fill a Blue Box, but the healthy effect of those few minutes impact the next generation.”

Citizens who do not have curbside recycling can drop off recycling items at any one of the following six depots: St. James Civic Centre, Pan Am Pool, 1539 Waverley, Garden City Shopping Centre, and Ravelston at Chrislind Street, Southdale Shopping Centre. People who have questions about recycling should call the City at 311.

Tom Ethans explained the purpose of the Reuse Challenge. “This is the time of year when people clean out their basements, their garages, and their storage cupboards. Many of the articles that people don’t need anymore would be of great value to someone else, whether it’s children’s toys, books, household items, or sports gear. Rather than merely tossing these things out, we want people to donate the articles to charitable organizations like Canadian Diabetes, Cerebral Palsy, and Salvation Army who use these items to raise money in support of the valuable work that they do in our community.”

The schedule for drop-off locations for reuse items is as follows:

Thursday, May 17 (noon to 7 pm)
Garden City Shopping Centre–Centre Court
Canadian Diabetes

Friday, May 18 (noon to 7 pm)
Kildonan Place shopping Centre
Inside the Mall entrance closest to Zellers
Cerebral Palsy

Saturday, May 19 (noon to 6 pm only)
St.Vital Centre – Parking lot next to St. Mary’s Road
Salvation Army

Sunday, May 20 (noon to 5 pm)
Polo Park Shopping Centre- Lower level
Canadian Diabetes

Tuesday, May 22 (noon to 7 pm)
Garden City Shopping Centre-Centre Court
Cerebral Palsy

Wednesday, May 23 (noon to 7 pm)
Kildonan Place Shopping Centre
Parking lot next to Regent Avenue
Salvation Army

If the mall locations are not convenient, and people would like items picked up instead, citizens should call for home pick up at the following numbers:

Salvation Army   632-7555
Canadian Diabetes   949-9136
Cerebral Palsy   982-4848

For any further information on the overall May I Help campaign, citizens should call 956-7590.


Last update: 01.02.2004

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